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Whatever Next

The children have been keeping busy with one of our favourite stories Whatever Next.  This story gave us plenty of opportunities to discuss, what it would be like in space and to travel in a rocket. We looked at information books about space and we were pleasantly surprised with the children being informed about the …

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Daily Mile

Everyday in Reception we do the Daily Mile at 9 am. We all go to the playground and run around the edge twice. We aim to build this up to 3 times in the next couple of weeks. We love doing the Daily Mile. It helps to wake us up and keeps us fit and …

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Outdoor Stage Area

The children have loved playing in our new outdoor stage area. They have really enjoyed dressing up and singing and acting in front of their friends. The children have particularly enjoyed reenacting fairy tales.  The area has been enhanced with a selection of books. Look at us reading the stories to each other and choosing …

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Diwali

During the week of the 9th November the children in Early Years had lots of fun learning all about Diwali. The children enjoyed making their own Rangoli patterns, Diva lamps from clay and fireworks pictures using chalk, paints and oil pastels. The children who celebrate Diwali at home loved talking about their own experiences and …

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Gardening in Reception…continued

As promised, an update on how our Reception garden is progressing. Mrs Hoffmann, who now works with us as part of the Reception team, enlisted the help of many willing volunteers to help with the next stage-the planting. The children were so keen to get involved Mrs Hoffmann needed to have a waiting list to …

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Remembrance Sunday – Making Poppies

Sunday 8th November is Remembrance Sunday.  The children in Reception have been working with poppies, the symbol for Remembrance Sunday. They made their own play dough and added colouring , cutting and shaping it to form poppies and adding a black centre. We have also been busy painting stones with poppies and these have been …

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A Rocket has Landed!

We came back from half term to find a rocket had landed outside of Reception. We were so surprised! ‘wow, a space rocket’ said the children We thought about who could of come to visit us in the rocket. We thought it might be an astronaut or even aliens! We soon found out that it …

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Harvest

We have had lots of fun learning all about Harvest today. We loved singing the Harvest Samba song. Maybe you could teach your grownups the song and make up a fun dance? We have discussed about being thankful and appreciative of all the food we have and eat. We also discussed those who are not …

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Piet Mondrian

Hello elephants and zebras, over the half term here are some ideas of creative activities you can participate in! We have recently been learning about Piet Mondrian and looking at his types of art. At home try and recreate some of his art work and even add your own twist on it. we would love …

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Time to Read from Book Trust

Today all the children will bring home a very special book. All the children in Reception have been gifted a book from the Book Trust. This year’s book is ‘The Runaway Pea’ by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore. Unfortunately we are unable to take Zebras and Elephants to visit Bushey Library this year. It is …

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